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Over 10m motorists plan to stay overnight on Saturday

by LLB staff reporter
30th Jun 20 2:32 pm

A survey conducted by the RAC has revealed that over 10m motorists in England intend to make overnight trips from 4 July when restrictions are eased.

According to the RAC around 31% of motorists, which is round 10.5m will be heading to hotels, B&Bs, campsites and visiting relatives.

The RAC have said this could be the busiest weekend of the year for traffic on roads across England.

With what has been dubbed “super Saturday” the survey of 1,400 motorists suggests that 6% will head off to go camping, 8% will see friends and 11% will stay with family.

RAC breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis said, “These figures suggest that after 15 weeks of lockdown, a large proportion of drivers in England are desperate to reconnect with friends, family and indeed nature by staying overnight, be that in a house or on a camping or caravan site.

“This could lead to some busy conditions on the roads, with the location of queues likely to be dependent on just how far people travel.

“Motorways and major A-roads could end up taking the brunt of the traffic if people have longer distances to drive to see family and friends or to take a weekend break.”

Dennis added, “While our research suggests weekend traffic could be the heaviest of the year so far, a breakdown has the potential to make matters even worse.”

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